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    Senior Member Resqsarge03's Avatar
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    Lightbulb Sarge's Ammo Based Toggle- BooYaaa

    New....Just invented (I think)....and oh so fashionable!

    The Two Two Three Toggle Tarp Tensioner.

    My new 6T shock cord devices work great to hold the ends of my ugly, cheap, blue Lowes el-cheapo tarp.

    I took a few minutes to set the tarp up in the back yard this afternoon in order to assure I had what I will need this weekend at the upcoming Hot Springs hang. I played with a few different setups and finally settled on this one.



    Then I realized I wanted to pull the corners back in order to improve ventilation and access. "I know! I'll use shock cord and some biners or something." One thing lead to another (story of my life) and I thought of these. I've got buckets of brass laying around so I thought I could repurpose something and make it work.

    Here is what I came up with.

    I drilled a hole in the side of each cartridge (expended of course) and then fed some shock cord into it. I knotted the end and pulled the knot back inside the cartridge. Length can very depending on your use.





    For a small price (some advice, a peek at your gear, a beer, or maybe a nip from your flask) I might be convinced to part with some of the toggles at the Hot Springs hang. I know only noobs and the financially desperate use blue tarps and most of you will have Cuban and silnylon but you might still have a use for them.
    I think they project anything from "Violaters will be Perforated" to "A poor but Macgyverish guy hangs under this tarp."

    What do you think?

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    What a great idea!

    I cut up a perfectly good arrow for line tensioners! .38 SPL brass would have worked just as well! Some are aluminum even.

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    Love it!

    I have a whole range full of potential toggles now!
    Trust nobody!

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    Great idea Resqsarge03. Love those "Toggles with an attitude" and I'm hoping to take you up on your offer this weekend.
    - Loki,

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    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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    I prefer 7.62 x 39 toggles

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    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
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    That's sweet! I was gonna say for a tidy look fold those corners under but then those cool toggles would be hidden.
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    That's pretty sweet. Great idea.

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    Love it! Guess what I'm bringing back from the range next time I go!

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    Love it! I have been using spent 30.06 casings as the toggles on my Whoopie Sling suspension, and I love them. The taper at one end and the groove at the other make them uber easy to pull out of the marlinspike hitch, and they are super strong and cool looking. Good job with using them as toggles for the tarp!

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    "Toggles with an tude"

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